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Q^urfing the net was one of the most 
O popular past times for students. The 
university connected all campus members 
into cyberspace for free. 

Pomp and Circumstance. Chemistry 
Department Head and keynote speaker, 
Dr. Soulen, congratulates the 1996 
graduating class. 

T Tpdating SU, Sophomore Da, 
KJ Reynolds staples a notice on 
kiosk in front of Mood Bridwell 
Hall. The kiosks helped inform 
students of current events. 



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Four years ago, the Southwestern campus community 
was recovering from stepping over muddy puddles, 
walking on wooden planks, and weaving their way 
around barriers for what had seemed like a long time. Their 
reward was the Academic Mall and a new addition to the 
Fine Arts Building which included the Jones Theater. Now, 
once again, everyone is bracing for more as the Southwest- 
ern campus changes to prepare for the future. 

This past academic year alone brought the campus 
community a new and improved sports center, on campus 
apartments, and a much needed academic building. In addi- 
tion, the demolition of Laura Kuykendall Hall made way 
for the beginning of the construction of the new Brown 
Cody residence hall 

"The amount of work that has been done in the 
last few years is amazing," said junior Julie Dowling, "I never 
thought we would see on-campus apartments or a new 
academic building so quickly. To say the least, the campus 
that I graduate from next spring will not be the one I came 
to as a first year student." 

And yet there are even more changes to come. 
Plans are currently in the works for a new and more ex- 
pansive Student Union Building, and Vision 2000 still calls 
for, among other things, the eventual demolition of the 
Commons building and a possible addition to the Fondren- 
Jones science building. 

\S a New D 



The changes that Southwestern is undergoing 
haven't just been physical ones. New professors and staff 
members have joined the campus community, as well as 
several new student organizations like Women's Fast Pitch 
Softball and the Muslim Student Organization. According 
to the Director of Student Activities Jaime Woody, it is 
not unusual to see several new student organizations in a 
year. "To meet the needs of the ever changing, growing 
and developing student population, students continue to 
create opportunities for further involvement through stu- 
dent organizations." 

The changes that have taken place among the stu- 
dents, faculty and staff, as well as the physical changes to 
buildings and the grounds, signal that Southwestern is defi- 
nitely moving in a new direction. 

J[") wining drills during a scrimage, the 
l\men 's soccer team kicked off the year 
with a winning season. 



ipike it! Lara Gandee goes up for the 
1 volleyball during the division 

TToopin ' it up, Sophomore Trish 
JL J~ Tatum of the Women's Basketball 
team goes up for two during a game 
against Trinity. With the opening of the 
new gym, many students were inspired 
to perform their best. 

Left foot, one , two, three, four. Now right foot, 
one, two, three, four, yells the aerobics instructor 
as feet pound and bodies quickly move . Sweat pours 
down faces, as grim looks of determination to either finish 
or just flat out survive flash across a multitude of faces. 
Twenty minutes later, the pounding stops and weary bod- 
ies slowly file out with red and now released faces after an 
hour of aerobics. 

Every day students, faculty and staff engage in ex- 
ercise and athletics in a quest to achieve fitness. Some jog 
or walk, others take bench or water aerobics, while others 
lift weights, ride bicycles, swim or play racquet ball. The 
variety of health and fitness activities runs the gamut from 
the mundane and common to the outright unusual when it 
comes to the campus community at Southwestern. 

Even students have noticed the rise in fitness activi- 
ties. "During my four years at Southwestern, I have seen 
the number of students using the gym for personal work- 
outs increase," relates senior Amber Hailey. "The hours for 
the track and weight room in the new gym were extended 
just to meet the demand for the facilities." 

In addition to informal fitness activities, organized 
sports play a large role in the life of the campus community. 
Southwestern may no longer have a football team, but it 
certainly has tennis, baseball, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and 

Fitness into Focus 

volleyball. Students on these teams train hard and play to 
win. Many forfeit breaks and relaxation time to train and 
practice for upcoming competitions and matches. 

"It's hard during the season," relates Michael Knisley, 
goalie for the men's soccer team. "We have a lot of time 
constraints with early morning practice and with the de- 
mands coaches put on us. There is a lot of work and not a 
whole lot of time, but if you manage that time well it works 
out and then there are some rewards. It's nice to get the 
benefits ... to have recognition, articles written about you 
and people coming to watch the games." 

Whether participating in informal exercise activities 
or playing hard to win on an organized athletic team, South- 
western is bringing fitness into focus. 

T^\iversified discussions took place all 
J-^f over campus by the University's many 
different students. The Academic Mall was 
prime location for conversation. 


Advocating AIDS Awareness, First Kurth 
residents and staff members participate 
in a march at the capitol. 

r I flanks a Million. President Roy B. 
JL Shilling shakes Junior Michael 
Shearn 's hand, thanking his efforts in 
organizing President Shilling 's 
surprize party. 


Whether you travel to a different country or stay 
right here in Georgetown, gaining insight into 
other cultures is always something that is within 
reach. Academic majors, like International Studies, give stu- 
dents a chance to broaden their horizons by studying Latin America, 
Europe or Asia in depth, as well as another academic disciplines. 

Academics, though, don't offer students their only 
glimpse into another culture. The International Hall on first 
Mabee offers both foreign and American students a chance 
to find out about another culture on a more personal level. 

"It's a great place to meet people from other cul- 
tures," says Alison McCormack , a sophomore and Interna- 
tional Studies major, who lives on the hall. "We have a guy 
next door from Peru and across the hall a girl from Pakistan 
and a guy from Vietnam. You get more insight into other 
cultures just by going into foreign students' rooms [who live 
on the hall] and seeing how they live and interact." 

For those students who long to pack their bags, 
board a plane and travel away from Georgetown to expe- 
rience another culture, there are many opportunities to do 
so. Southwestern has established annual programs in which 
students journey to England, Germany or Mexico. Every 
year, several Southwestern students and professors take 
advantage of this leaving with books in hand to experience 
a new country and way of life. 

For the even more adventurous, there are a multi- 
tude of programs and possibilities for a foreign experience. 
Just a few of these include the ISEP exchange program, pro- 
grams offered by other American schools, and direct enroll- 



the Cultural Gap 

ment in foreign institutions. 

According to Rebecca Skinner, a senior and Inter- 
national Studies major who studied in France, direct enroll- 
ment can be one of the most trying and yet rewarding 
options. "I had to get all of the information on my own, 
translate it and get it approved by the Southwestern. And 
then there was the added bonus of having to get there all 
alone with all of my bags! However, it is one of the best 
learning experiences I have ever had. I had the freedom to 
choose what I would study and where while being com- 
pletely immersed in the French culture." 

So whether you decide to immerse yourself in an- 
other culture by jumping on a plane or picking up a book, 
your options are open. 





New Student Orientation 


Apprehensive and 
overwhelmed, first-year 
students slowly aquatinted 
themselves with what would be 
their new home in an 
environment of higher learning. 
With so many questions, some 
students were nervous, while 
others felt just plain excited. 
Not only did the new students 
leave home, but they met new 
people, faced new struggles 
and waited for the unexpected 
to become routine. Many 
students wondered what their 
roommates would really be like 
after only speaking to them in a 
few phone calls exchanged over 
the summer. Would the person 
sleeping only a few feet away be 
psychopathic murderer just 
waiting to let loose, or might he/ 
she have a collection of pet rocks 
which were their "best friends"? 

Trying to 
keep their 
cool, a line of 
students wait in 
the August heat 
for their 
portraits to be 

After first meeting their new 
roommates, many students still 
weren't sure what to think. First- 
year student Marisela Orta 
related, "I liked my roommate, 
but I didn't think I would ever get 
the chance to really know her. 
Her family was always with her." 
After the parents left, students 
began to adjust to their new life 
alone, but never without the 
support of faculty, 
administration and their friendly 
Resident Assistants. The 
campus set up events all around 
the school to get first-year 
students aquatinted, including 
mixers between the first-year 
female dorms and the first-year 
male dorms. 

Surrounded by girls doused 
with tons of perfume and in 
their best outfits, Nora Horick 
said, " you know, this is just 

another form of organized 
prostitution." Most of the 
people around her giggled, not 
in recognition of the reality of 
the statement (since it isn't 
true), but in the recognition that 
such a thing as a mixer can be 
so important in your first week 
at college. 

Chad Connally thought the 
orientation events had a 
worthwhile purpose, as he met 
"many interesting people" who 
would be at Southwestern. Many 
others agreed, though one student 
said she met so many new 
people, she couldn't remember all 
their names by the next day. 
No matter what the situation, 
most first-year students 
enjoyed the orientation 
process of Southwestern and 
reaped the benefits of a 
helpful first week of school. 


Campus Life 

Sign-ups for 
auditions in 
the music, 
theatre and art 
were scheduled 
by professors 
during Orien- 

Students are 
with info on 
everything from 
phone service 
and dining 
plans to the 
hours of the 
health center. 

Dazed and 
many first-year 
students are 
frazzled with 
all they have to 
know after 

New Student Orientation 


Students Have 

Block Party 95 

Block Party '95 emphasized 
relations between the local 
Georgetown community 
and helped integrate 
Southwestern students into 
the rest of the town by 
providing games and 
entertainment to help 
everyone find a common 
ground the weekend before 
school began. 

Remembering her first 
impression of the area, first- 
year student Jessica Stern said, 
"I never knew podunk was 
spelled G-E-O-R-G-E-T-O-W- 
N, and then I began to realize 
that the town really wasn't as 
small as I originally 

To help the students get 
to know their new home, Block 
Party '95 was organized right 
in the middle of historic 
downtown Georgetown. 
Karaoke, croquet, bed races, 
tug of war, and a live band kept 
students entertained for the 
evening. Prizes, including t- 
shirts and liter bottles of soda, 
added to the fun for both the 
winners and participants of 


Campus Life 

games and karaoke. 

For those who 
participated in karaoke, the 
prizes included recognition 
of the fact that they were 
really brave or just really 
stupid. For some, though, 
karaoke did not accomplish 
the job of complete 
harmonious integration. 

"I only 
sang one 
song . . . 
Fields of 



/ never knew podunk was 
spelled GEOA-GE-T-O-W-N, 
and then I began to realize 
that the town really wasnt as 
small as I originally perceived^ 


time to do 

anymore karaoke, they had 

to show "The Blob." 

Despite the fact that 
Block Party occurred at the 
end of orientation, when 
many people were tired of 
doing anything related to the 
university, many students 
enjoyed the outdoor 

took part in 
bed races, tug 
o war and 
shoot outs. 

Block Party 95 

Tangled up! 
The men of 
Ruter and 
Herman Brown 
lace themselves 
together during 
the string-a- 

men of 
third Ruter 
take the lead 
during the bed 
races around 
the square at 
the 1995 Block 


Campus Life 

V* at the hip, 

Ww hanging 

two first-year 

out on the 

women race to 

sidewalk, some 

pop the balloon 


first during the 

enjoy watching 

Block Party 

the fun on the 

balloon race. 


Block Party 95 

added a new 
weapon against 
crime, the 
Police Cart. 
Officers were 
better able to 
patrol campus 
with the use of 
the new 

The Lord 
started the 
» 995-96 school 
year with 
plenty of room 
for upperclass 


Campus Life 

Jones is a 
new addition to 
SU, serving as 
the Dir. of 
Student Relig- 
ious Activities. 

Something Old, Something New 


It is an annual game that 
students love to play. Each 
summer when the majority of 
campus leaves for vacation, the 
campus goes through a unique 
metamorphosis. Old buildings 
disappear and new foundations 
are erected. For some it is 
devastating. The loss of another 
historical building or a new paint 
job erases old memories. Yet 
others rejoice to see progression 
on Texas' oldest campus. 

Why it happens, no one 
knows and although Campus 
officials claim they are not trying 

to increase the campus size, it 
seems for every one building 
torn down two are constructed. 
Junior Brain Kurth remarked, "It 
amazes me every time I turn 
around, something is gone and 
a tree has taken its place. I mean 
what is wrong with the 
administration? Just because a 
building is not state of the art 
doesn't mean it needs to be 

But the new is improved 
and is helping SU get national 
attention. With the Olin building 
as the latest addition to the 

campus, SU is fully equipped 
with computerized language 
labs and classrooms. And 
although old limestone is being 
replaced with the new, the 
campus continues to 

accommodate to student and 
faculty needs. But a word to 
structures located north of 
University Street and East of 
Maple: If you are about to turn 
30 (Commons, RAC), look out 
for cranes and jack 
hammers... cause SU is out with 
the old and in with the new. 



completion and 
scheduled to 
open in August 
of 1 996, the 
F.W. Olin 
Building , 
stands engulfed 
by scaffolding 
on the east side 
of campus. 





Returning to 

campus in the fall, students found 
themselves without a gym, but not 
for long. They were soon rewarded 
with the opening of the Corbin J. 
Robertson Athletic Center. 

"I think it is a great 
asset to our [campus] community," 
said sophomore Jaime Raynor. "It 
makes our campus more attractive 
to incoming students. I think that 
a lot of college students are health 
and fitness minded, and it gives 
them a place where they can go." 

The new Athletic 
Center contains a state of the art 
weight room, refurbished 
swimming pool, indoor track, 
Stairmasters and exercise bicycles 
with TV monitors nearby, indoor 
basketball, and racquetball and 
volleyball courts. 

In addition to 

exercise, the Robertson center 

offers a number of leisure 

activities. These include 


and access 

to a big 

screen TV. 

As first-year 

student Jeff 


remarked, "I 

think the 


Center is a 

great place 

to waste time." 

Whether you use 
the new Robertson Center for 
fitness of leisure, it appears to be 
a place where every student can 
work off the stress that comes 
with attending Southwestern. 

"I think it is a 
great asset to 
our [campus] 


Campus Life 

Step 2,3,4... 
the noon 
aerobics class was 
one of the most 
popular fitness and 
recreation classes 
offered in the new 
Robertson Center. 

A4 aking it burn, 
iwma first-year 
student flexes his 
legs in the newly 
finished workout 
rooms. The 
workout center 
proved to be 
popular among 
many students and 

Sitting pretty. The 
newly completed 
Robertson Center features 
an indoor running track 
and televisions in workout 




Students Kickback 



Thirty minutes until class 
starts. You don't want to go back 
to your room, so what do you do? 
How about sitting on the steps of 
the SUB chatting, relaxing on the 
academic mall underneath a shady 
tree, or sipping a cup of coffee at 
the Coffeehouse? 

On a small campus 
like Southwestern, students have 
found numerous places to hang out 
during the time in between classes 
and on the weekends. 

Some students, like 
first year student Jeff Raimondo, 
choose to combine studying with 
fresh air by sprawling out on the 
academic mall. "It's nice to get 
some fresh air once and awhile," 
said Raimondo. "Nobody is around 
on the weekends, so it's quiet on the 

While some students choose 
to study on the mall, many students 
re^.v to an "old favorite." As a new 
twist, the library is now used not 
only as a place to study but as a 
regular hang out. "Hike to hang out 
in the periodical section of the 
library. It has all of the magazines 

that I am too cheap to subscribe 
to," said Angie Kenyon, 

When staying on campus, 
many students choose to kick 
back in the residence halls with a 
small group of friends or just on 
their hall. "I like to hang out in 
the apartments with my friends," 
said Karen 

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"Nobody is 
around on the 
weekends, so it's 
quiet on the mall.' 


hanging out in the apartments, but 
in first year halls as well. "Ruter 
is the place to be. That's where 
all the cool people are, " said first 
year student Mahdee Aleem. 

Whether it's on the 
academic mall, in the library, or in 
the residence halls, there is a place 
for everyone to just hangout at SU. 


Campus Life 

Forget the 
library. Many 
students found the 
academic mall an 
enjoyable location 
for group study. 

Campus Hangouts 

Getting her morning fix at 
the SUB, Southwestern 
student Yi-An-Tran finds solace 
in her morning cup of coffee. 

A perfect day 
r\ equals a perfect 
smile. With five 
months of no rain in 
the spring, many SU 
students took 
advantage of the great 

While catching 
some rays 
outside the SUB, 
sophomores Leslie 
Barnes and Janet 
Lopez hold a study 
session. The SUB is 
one of the most 
popular places to 
meet or study with a 


Campus Life 


IFI weekend 
plans at the SUB, 
several first-year 
women plan for a 
fun time in Austin. 

Reflecting on 
academics and 
nature, senior Amy 
McKee enjoys her 
final days at SU by 
studying on the 
academic mall. 


•;:v.. . 

While waiting for their 
professor to arrive at the 
Library, several students strike up a 
conversation or two on the steps. 

Campus Hangouts 23 

ff read the Wall Street 
I Journal and it has made 
all the difference! 
Sophisticated junior Julie 
Dowling loves getting her 
daily newspaper. 

No airbox here. An 
ecstatic Dana Russell 
gleefully receives her mail 
. . . even if it is just a flyer 
from Career Services. 


Campus Life 


ailroom wonders Shirley and Fay distribute letters and packages 
to students, faculty, and administrators. 

Getting Mail 


We all do it. At 
least once a day, but sometimes 
even more. Steeling ourselves we 
walk up, take out our keys, 
unlock the door, and peer into 
that great abyss known as the 
campus mailbox. Full it is a cause 
of joy, but empty it brings 
anything from disappointment 
to even relief. 

"I love going to 
check mail, but it is a pain to 
walk over to the SUB just to find 
your box empty or only filled 
with campus mail, " relates 
Junior Julie Dowling. "But," she 
adds, "if there is a package or 
letter there it makes all the 


especially seem to be a cause for 
excitement to most students. It is 
common consensus that opening 
your mailbox to find an 
unexpected package a great 
surprise. "Packages are great," 
stated senior Andrew Moore, 
"because you usually don't 
know they are coming or what 
is inside." 

Getting mail also 
tends to be a social activity for 
most Southwestern students. 
"You end up running into about 
half the people at this university 
when you go and get your mail, 
especially at lunchtime. 
Practically everyone you know is 
there trying to get their mail at 
once. Sometimes it gets a bit 

crazy, but it is nice to see people 
and talk," relates Stephanie 
Gonzales, senior. 

So whether you 
are getting a letter, a pack age, 
campus mail, or just an empty 
box, going to get mail seems to 
be a lot more than just another 
boring chore. 

yyow< / 

finally got 
some mail 
... oh no, 

job fair." 

Getting Mail 


Students SING 



Although there was no 
football game, hundreds of alumni 
returned to good 'old SU for fun and 
reunions. The last weekend in October 
hosted a jam-packed three day 
celebration complete with parties, 
BBQ dinners, and lots of singing. 

Perhaps the most eventful 
activity for students as well as 
alums was Sing. The competition of 
music venues from various 
organizations on campus entertained 
audiences all weekend long. 
Decorating their own sets, composing 
music, and performing on the Alma 
Thomas stage were just the basics for 
the competing organizations. Carrie 
Ponder, SU '98, director of the Alpha 
Delta Pi skit, which won first place 
stated, "Winning Sing is one of the 
most rewarding events. You put so 
much time and effort into a 
performance that cannot exceed five 
minutes and when you win all of it 
pays off." Ben Brashear who took part 
in the Pi Kappa Alpha presentation 
said, "Sing brings campus 
organizations together for friendly 
competition that is always fun." 

Besides all the festivities that 
took place, professors, alums, and 
students gathered at San Gabriel park 

on Saturday night for food and fun. 
The Homecoming party catered by 
the hill country's best BBQ restaurant, 
The Salt Lick, was a place for friends 
and relatives to relive SU memories. 
SU alums from the class of 1945 to 
new first-year students enjoyed the 
event sponsored by Student 
Foundation. First-year student Robin 
Benson commented, "It is so 
wonderful seeing so many people 
from different 
walks of life 
come together 
to celebrate 
I n 
the weekend 
was fun for 
all. Alumnus 
George Cruz 

SU '95 said, "Homecoming was 
always fun when I was a student, but 
it is only when you have graduated, 
experienced the 'real world' and 
return to Southwestern does 
Homecoming have any significant 
meaning. Homecoming '95 was a 
blast and I know I will definitely come 
back in the years ahead." 

"It is so wonderful 

seeing so many people 

from different walks of 

life come together to 




Campus Life 

M arY 

§ W ^Catherine 
Ayers and her 
mother enjoy BBQ 
from the Soft Lick 
at San Gabriel 



Playing Peanuts, the 
Sisters of Alpha Xi 
Delta sing to Schroeder's 
musical tunes. The 
Peanuts gang came in 
second in Sing 1 995. 

Swing your partner 
round and round. 
entertainment is 
performed at the San 
Gabriel Park BBQ. 

The African 
Alumni Reception 
was one of the many 
reunion parties at 
Homecoming '95. 

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Campus Life 

Under the big top, party 
goers eat, drink, and 
celebrate Homecoming. 

^foung alums returned to SU to 
I celebrate their alma matter. 
Homecoming, one of the largest events 
at SU in the fall, brings home many old 
and new alums. 





The first time most 
students actually see 
Georgetown they are 
apprehensive, if not actually 
petrified. "It seems so small, " 
many say, "what will we do for 
excitement ?!?" Despite the 
seemingly small package, most 
Southwestern students soon 
discover that Georgetown holds 
some big surprises. After all, we 
use to not even have a Domino's 
Pizza, much less a Blockbuster 

Many students are even 
quick to admit that Georgetown 
has its own attractions quite 
apart from those of a big city. "I 

Relaxing outside the Cianfrani 
Coffee Company, senior Rebecca 
Skinner takes some time away from a 
hectic class schedule to enjoy the laid 
back atmosphere of Georgetown. 

really like the small town 
atmosphere, " relates Senior 
Stephanie Stevens. "It is nice to 
be able to see the stars at night 
and hear the clock on the Square 
chime after growing up in a big 
city like Houston." 

For those who like being 
away from the hustle and bustle 
of a big town, but still long for 
some big city fun, Austin is a 
mere 30 minutes away. "I love 
being able to go sit out on the 
Square and have a cup of coffee 
at Cianfrani's or wonder in some 
of the shops, but still be able to 
jump in the car and drive to 
Austin to go to a concert or shop 

at the mall, " relates senio 
Rebecca Skinner. 

Being in a small town likl 
Georgetown, though, does havij 
its detractors at times! 
"Georgetown is not the place t<!| 
be if you want something mor«; 
to eat than Whataburger at 3 iii 
the morning, " said Allyson 
DuBose, "but at least you can stili 
drive to Austin ." 

Despite its drawback; 
and detractors, most student; 1 
agree that Southwestern wouk 
not be the same withou 


Campus Life 


istoric Georgetown is not only a tourist attraction, but provides a 
nice selection of restaurants, shops, and hangouts for students. 



Unique Environment for People & Books to 


Bookworm Anna 
Lisa English 
browses through 
the books on 
display outside the 
Hill Country 
Bookstore on the 

yust killing time 
outside the 
Creamery, several 
first-year students 
take a break from 
weekend shopping. 

A noticeable landmark in 
r\Georgetown, the Courthouse serves 
as the cornerstone for law and order in 
Williamson County 

Georgetown 31 

Students Act UP 



From Moliere to Mozart, the 
departments of Music and Theatre 
presented their audiences with an 
outstanding array of entertainment this 
past year. Upon entering the Fine Arts 
Building it was not uncommon to 
encounter fabbies (fine arts students) 
locked away in practice rooms singing with 
voice instructors or scene designers 
painting thirty foot backdrops of the Irish 

These were just some of the daily 
duties students performed for their major. 
Most students in the two departments are 
required to perform on stage at least once 
during their undergraduate experience. 
Junior Jill Crowley, a Theatre major and 
Music minor, said, "For me, Southwestern 
is better than any conservatory due to its 
quality and size. Not many places allow a 
person to learn about all performance 
aspects from Jazz Band and Opera Theatre 
to Theatre Management and Costume 

Fine Arts Dean Carole Lee along 
with Theatre and Music department chairs 
Dr. Richard Hossalla and Dr. Kenneth 
Shepard brought several rewarding 
experiences to the SU community. In the 
fall, Stephen Gabis, a world renowned 
dialect coach, came to assist Dancing at 
Lughnasa cast members with their Irish 

dialects. Music majors took part in an 
educational session on Opera Theatre 
when guest director Craig Priebe arrived 
in the spring. Priebe, along with talents 
from both departments, performed scenes 
from various operas. Triple major in Music, 
Theatre, and Biology Jennifer Webb stated, 
"The Opera Theatre staging and 
presentation of theatre integrated with 
music made people accessible to music. 
Through our actions the music came to life. 
Most people 

"For me, 
Southwestern is 

better than any 
conservatory due t< 
its quality and size.' 


Opera is just 


standing up 

and singing, 

but we got 

all these 



thank you 

for bringing everything to life... this is a 

performance we will never forget." 

Overall, the Departments of Music 
and Theatre completed the 1995-96 season 
with four plays, numerous Mask and Wig 
productions, capstone performances, 
Chorale, and orchestra recitals. Indeed, the 
talent of the students and genius of the 
professors is something SU audiences will 
never forget. 



Campus Life 

Jk phi Gibson and Richard 
r\ Lopez rehearse for 
Megan Williams' play, 
Cowboys and Angels, one 
of the four off-stage Mask 
and Wig productions 
produced by Theatre 

Senior Megan Williams 
and sophomore Mark 
Pickell act up in David 
Hirson's La Bete. The play, 
directed by Kathleen Juhl, 
was written asa parody of 
Moliere's fife. 



Hayden Riley points it out to Christi Rodriguez in Gilbert and 
Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance during Parent's and 
Grandparent's Weekend. 

Blow your horn. Southwestern 's 
band ensemble members perform 
during the fall semester in the Alma 
Thomas Theatre. 

Campus Life 

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consoled by Amy, 
played by Amanda 
Shy, in Dinny and 
the Witches . Jim 
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Gibson production in 

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Lucky charms are 
exuded by the 
Dancing at Lughnasa cast. 
Theatre Department 
Chairmen, Dr. Richard 
Hossalla, kicked off the 
1 995-96 season with this 



Billy Jo 
thousands of 
books a week for 
her on campus job 
as a library clerk. 

Surfing the net 
and getting 
paid at the same 
time is a great 
deal for on 
campus computer 
lab assistants. 


F'iling for Jamie Woody, the head of Student 
Activities, has its privileges or at least David Horn 
believes in his work study position as he tries to find 
some information for senior Rebecca Skinner. 

Campus Life 



Looking for something 
interesting to do? Short on 
cash? Looking for a job that is 
close, yet will allow you to 
make money for school? Enter 
the on campus job. Many of us 
have them, but what exactly 
does everyone do other than 
file papers? 

Many students are part 
of the Residence Life staff. 
Keeping things quiet and under 
control, yet fun is the job of 
many Residence Assistants and 
Sophomore Advisors. 

Sophomore Jeff Cullinane, 
commented, "Working on 

campus is cool, because the 
government doesn't take any 
money away. If you are working 
20 hours a week, odds are you 
actually are working only 5, 
unless you work in the library- 
that place is a sweatshop." 

"And the campus 
phones do not run themselves. 
There are several students who 
work as switch board operators 
connecting calls and answering 
crazy questions." Senior 
operator Denise Flinn said. 

Among the other many 
varied jobs which students 
take, many are a part of the 

Student Activities Office. These 
students answer phones, act as 
proctors, and even work as 
conference assistants in the 
summer. SU student, Deidre 
Sienz, related, " Working as a 
summer conference assistant is 
rewarding in the aspect of 
getting to work with all ages, 
types, and cultures of people." 
Whether it is in the 
library, darkroom, or student 
activities office, on-campus 
student employees not only 
receive good pay, but help 
better the Southwestern 


iuick call 9-1-1 
serving the 
community with law and 
order is sophomore 
Janet Lopez. 

Sign in please! 
Eckman serves as a 
Robertson Center 
receptionist for her 

Working on Campus 


The Cappuccino Kings, 
also known as the 
Coffee House Committee, 
hang out on the back deck 
for coffee and 

Campus Life 

fould you like 
Colombian or 
Mexican Altura?" 
Everyone helping out at the 
Coffee House is required to 
know their beans and 
service is number I for their 
caffeine influenced patrons. 

Students Jive 



Initially located in the 
lockerroom of the West Gym, 
then disheveled to the old police 
station, the coffeehouse has had 
a bumpy existence on campus. 
But despite the fact that the 
coffeehouse has had more 
identity crises than the typical 
student, one 
thing has 
remained the 
same: the 
First it was 
the Korouva 
M i 1 kb a r. 
Then Cafe 
Java. Finally, The Coffeehouse. 
Whatever its name is, everyone 
on campus knows the best 
place for great beverages and 
live entertainment is the place 
on the west side of the Field 
House. Offering everything 
from Cafe AuLaits and Cafe 
Lattes to Cappuccino and 
Espresso, the Coffeehouse 
warms everyone's spirits. 

"Performing for 

friends is great and the 

coffeehouse is just the 

right size for a good 


Many students retreat there 
after class to sit on the deck, 
share conversation, and 
smoke a cigarette. Others 
found it the ultimate place to 
hide-away with a good book. 

Thursday nights 
allowed local bands, many 
including Southwestern 
students, to perform their 
talents. Vaughn Hielman, SU 
'97 stated, "Performing for 
friends is great and the 
coffeehouse is just the right 
size for a good groove." 

In the end, it is the great 
coffee provided by Cianfrani 
Coffee Company that brings 
out the students. The baristas 
(bartenders for coffee) work 
diligently to make the perfect 
cup of coffee or froth for a 
Latte. Heidi Nun, SU '97, an 
Executive Committee member 
for the establishment sums it 
up best, "It's a great place to 
meet friends and where else 
can you get a Double 
Hazelnut Iced Cappuccino on 

Coffee House 





On March 10, 1996, 33 
Southwestern University 
students and staff boarded a bus 
for Albuquerque, New Mexico to 
participate in a unique spring 
break adventure - Destination: 
Service. As part of a rising trend 
among this generation of college 
students, SU students dedicated 
themselves to learning through 
service to others. After much 
planning, publicity, training and 
packing, this group set out for a 
week of travel, friendship and 
above all, service. Arrangements 
had been made to work with 
three projects which are a part of 
the South Albuquerque 
Cooperative Ministries. Upon 
arrival in Albuquerque the group 
learned more about the 
situations and challenges that 
persons living in the South 
Valley face and how the 

cooperative is working with 
them to meet those challenges. 

Monday morning the group 
fast became involved in their 
work tasks at Congregacional 
Unida and Cristo Del Valle 
Church, both located in 
Albuquerque's South Valley. For 
four days these students 
scrubbed, painted and repaired 
space to be used for the variety 
of social services dedicated to 
those living in the South Valley. 
From learning how to patch 
stucco to painting those 
awkward corners and ceilings, 
this group gained new skills and 
became a part of each others 
lives. Evenings were spent 
cooking, relaxing and debriefing 
the days work. The group was 
also able to catch some of the 
cultural sites around the city, 
including Old Town Plaza, the 

Natural History Museum, hiking 
in the foothills of the Sandia 
Mountains and making a brief 
trek to historic Santa Fe. On 
Wednesday night the group 
worked with children and youth, 
many of whose families had 
recently immigrated to the 
United States. Teaching lessons, 
singing together and talking 
over refreshments, SU students 
learned as much as they gave; a 
key to learning what it means to 
serve others. 

By the week's end (and lots of 
miles in a rather cozy bus) new 
muscles were discovered and new 
relationships were made which 
helped all who went to see the 
world a little differently. Plans are 
already in motion to continue this 
new SU activity in its long history 
of education aimed at making the 
world a better place. 

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Campus Life 

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r% and Gretchen 
Hawthorn synchronize 
their team effort. 

aking a Break! 

Destination Service 



The Weather... 

Texas weather is 
unpredictable to say the least. It 
can be hot and humid one day 
and freezing the next. It certainly 
isn't something you would want 
to count on, and this past year it 
was more unpredictable than 

"I still can't get over the 
crazy weather this past year," 
relates senior Lee Silva. "I would 
go to class dressed one way and 
then have to come home and 
change because it had either 
gotten much hotter or colder." 

The inclement side of 
Texas weather made it's biggest 
mark in the spring semester with 
snow and ice forcing the 
cancellation of classes and 
sending most university 
functions to a grinding halt. 
Most students, though, did not 
see this as all that bad. "I know 
the snow created a lot of 
problems, but it sure was nice to 
have a break from classes and 
the usual rush of things. 
Everyone I know finally got a 
chance to relax, watch movies, 

study or play in the snow," 
said Junior Ryan Strother. 

The cold weather, 
though, didn't last long. Only 
a week after everyone had 
been "snowed in" in Texas 
terms, temperatures reached 
record highs and students 
poured out onto the Academic 
Mall in shorts and t-shirts. It 
was a 

change for 
students. "I 
love being 
able to sit 
and get 
some sun 

when the weather warms up. 
Everyone comes and sits out 
on the grass. It's almost as if it 
is one big social event, " 
remarked Senior Nicole 

Whatever the weather, 
students seem to make the 
best of matters by bundling up 
or stripping down to cooler 

When the weather 

warms up, everyone 

comes and sits out on 

the grass. It's almost as 

if it is one big social 


Campus Life 


Winter was short 
and left nothing 
but a fine climate for 
studying on the academic 
Mall, junior Sipra Syngal 
cools off in the shade 
reading for class. 

ikjk usic on the 
iVlMall. Many 
sunny days and 
cool breezes 
allowed students 
to relax on the 

February brought 
two days of snow 
and disabled 
University functions 
for two days. 
Students took 
advantage of the 
three inch fall by 
playing in the snow 
or thawing out their 
car windows for trips 
to Austin, like this 






To complement numerous 
social events brought to campus 
throughout the year, organizations 
UPC, as well as Community 
Chest, the Office of Diversity Edu- 
cation, the Office of the Assistant 
to the President, and the Gender 
Awareness Center sponsored edu- 
cational programming like AIDS 
Awareness Week, Take Back the 
Night, Box City, and Darryl Van 

One such program 
entitled, "Our Young Black Men 
Are Dying and Nobody Seems to 
Care, " provided a particularly 
sobering message for Black 
History Month. The dramatic 
performance featured three 
African-American men 

Temporary housing provided by the 
University? Not quite! In an 
attempt to promote awareness 
concerning homelessness, Meredith 
McConnell tapes the corners of her 
abode for Box City. 

describing the anger and 
frustration created by a society 
of stereotypes and prejudices, as 
well as a hope for eradicating the 
current struggles African- 
American males face daily. 

"We worked a long time 
to bring 'Our Young Black 
Men...' to Southwestern, "said 
UPC Chair junior Melanie Rast. 
"UPC first saw James 
Chapmyn's play at a regional 
convention and for the last two 
years we've been negotiating to 
book the program. We felt that 
Chapmyn's story was one that 
should be shared with the 
Southwestern community and I 
believe that those who attended 
left thinking about race, class , 
gender issues in America, which 

was our goal." 

The play written and 
performed by James Chapmyn 
and two professional actors, 
relates the story of Chapmyn's 
frustrations as a jobless, 
homeless, suicidal African- 
American male and Chapmyn's 
victory over depression through 
the writing of this play. After the 
performance the three hung 
around for over an hour 
discussing issues with students, 
faculty, and staff. 

"The program was well 
attended with approximately 325 
people attending, "said Rast. "I 
hope this program raised 
consciousness and awareness at 
Southwestern and will leave a 
lasting impression." 


Campus Life 

SU nurse Sherry Guyton presents the AIDS awareness panel in the 
Union. The panel consisted of AIDS patients, medical doctors, and a 
counsel or families who have been touched by AIDS. 


en/or Liz Afb/n found stylish shelter in her empty futon 
sofa box at Box City. 

The educational events provided by the 
Student Union ranged from comedians to 
social plays, like this performance of Our Young 
Black Men are Dying and No One Seems to 

~~' Events 45 

Perfect Proerammin 



Dedicated to bringing a 
variety of entertainment for the 
entire campus, the Union Program 
Council strove to provide 
continuous events for the SU 
community beginning with the 
Comedy Sportz during first -year 
orientation and ending with Mall 
Ball and the Late Night Breakfast 
in May. A goal of this years UPC 
was to sponsor more new 
innovative programs as well as 
annual events and repeat success 
like Fun Flicks, College Bowl, 
Winter Ball, and the SU Talent 
Show. The council accomplished 
this goal through programs like 
virtual reality simulators, world 
champion juggler Mark Nizer, and 
comedians Rich Hanrahn and 
Wendy Liebman. 

Liebman, a national figure 
on the comedy circuit and a guest 
on HBO's "Women of the Night," 
"The Tonight Show with Jay 
Leno," "David Letterman," and 
most recently the new "Rosie 
O'Donnell Show" journeyed to 
Georgetown April 19, where she 
led a comedy workshop in the 
Fine Arts Building. After a trip to 
the Commons for a quick coffee 
break, Liebman and opening act 
Rich Hanrahn performed their 

stand-up routines to a 
considerable gathering of students 
and staff. 

"She was hilarious, " said 
first-year UPC member Kimberly 
Gregory, "but the best part of the 
evening came after her show. 
Wendy and Rich agreed to join the 
UPC members for a late dinner so 
twelve of us went to the Cracker 
Barrel for Texas cooking. Wendy 
had never ^ ^ ^ Qf ^ 

evening came after her 
show. Wendy and 

Rich agreed to join the 
UPC members for a 

late dinner." 

been to a 

place like it, 

and went 

crazy in the 

gift shop. 

She cracked 

jokes the 

entire time 

and also 

talked about 

her life, like how a woman with a 

masters degree in psychology from 

Harvard ends up doing stand-up. 

But she was an incredibly cool 


Indeed, Liebman's visit, co- 
sponsored by Community Chest, 
served as a high point for UPC, 
capping off a year which included 
ballroom dancing, Valentine's Day 
with Say-So, and the extremely 
popular "Thing." 


Campus Life 

gram Co 

Give me T-A-L-E- 
N-T. That's 
what was seen at 
this year's talent 
show. From singing 
administrators to 
cheerleaders, the 
performances had it 

Shining stars. First-Year 
students Mickey Abrams and 
Sonny Ballad lip-sync Blondie's 
Heart of Glass at Fun Flicks. 

fiesta time at the Hispanic Awareness Week sponsored by MASA, 

the Mexican American Student Association, provided the SU community 
\'ith a variety of lectures and performances in celebration of the week. 





Southwestern welcomed 
an entirely new event to campus 
on April 13, aptly named "The 
Thing." The program was 
originally conceived by first-year 
student Sloan Clark in the 
middle of the fall semester and 
Clark aided by loyal believers 
and various organizational help, 
saw it crystallize into a Saturday 
night of music, dancing, and 
general merriment, along with a 
little weirdness. 

Held between the 
Herman Brown and Moody 
Shearn Residence Halls, the 
location proved ideal for 

multiple levels of entertainment. 
Furniture was moved into the 
courtyard and sheets were hung 
from balcony railings to 
transform the environment into 
one possibly associated with the 
late Andy Warhol. To add to the 
theme, slide projectors blasted 
images onto the limestone walls of 
the halls and a gigantic, two story 
tall plastic bubble was inflated. 
Local band Guava, Inc. opened the 
show, followed by regional 
celebrity Dah-veed Garza. 

"The Thing was cool 
because people enjoyed it as 
much as a fraternity party, but it 

Food, folks, and 
fun. Many 
students attended 
The Thing and 
partied until the 
police broke up 
the event. 


Campus Life 

was more accessible to a more 
eclectic group of people, " saic 
Jenifer Mann. "I'd like to see i 
carried on as a successful SL 
tradition, Especially the plastk 
bubble and the good live music' 

"We had our difficulties 
coordinating it, but I think that c 
lot of people had fun and ii 
turned out really great," saic 
Clark. "We look forward to the 
Thing II next year- it should be 
even better." 

Along with individua 
contributors, the Thing was 
sponsored by the Union Prograrr 
Council and Community Chest. 

Guava Clue, led 
by Sloan Clark, 
the mastermind 
behind The Thing, 
began the party by 
performing a set of 

Daveed, the 
band, brought 
students out of their 
rooms for a rocking 
good time. 

A rtwork of all 
r\kinds around 
Herman Brown and 
Moody Shearn set 
the perfect 
ambiance for The 

Dancing Daveed 
fans jammed to 
the tunes, turning 
the area between 
HB and MS, into 
more of a 6th Street 
venue than and 
academic courtyard. 

The Thing 



Students Have 

Ball on the Mall 

Where can you find a 
faculty bake-off, cotton 
candy, and a giant balloon 
bounce? The end of the 
school year is always an 
exciting time. Everyone is 
looking forward to summer, 
a break from schoolwork, 
and moving closer to 
graduation. It is a time for 
celebrations and a new 
Southwestern tradition: 
Mallball. For the last three 
years, SU students, faculty, 
and staff have piled out onto 
the Academic Mall for food 
and fun to celebrate the end 
of another school year. 

" I have always liked 
the idea of Mallball, " relates 
Junior Joe Inman. "It is a 
chance to see your friends 
and professors without the 
pressure of schoolwork. It is 

also a great way to end the 
last day of classes." 

Other students agree. 
"I liked the chance to see 
my professors somewhere 
other than in the class 
setting. The 
Mall is also 
a great 

place for a 
big picnic, 
and a band. 
Of course, 

there is another great aspect 
to Mallball. "This is 

something for which we can 
finally use the Academic 
Mall," offers Junior Julie 
Dowling. "Afterall, we never 
really have any official 
events out there." 

"It is a chance to 

see your friends 

and professors 

without the 

pressure of 



Campus Life 

Step right up and get 
your cotton candy! 
Wonderful goodies and 
treats abounded at Mall 

The perfect ending to 
four years of schooling. 
Seniors Amber Hailey and 
Stephanie Gonzales smile 
for the camera. 

MallBall 51 


Spike it! The Intramural 
department provided 
many sporting games for 
students including four 
volleyball nets. 

The Balloon Bounce was 
one of the favorite 
activities among faculty 
children and students. 

Celebrating their last day 
of classes a group of SU 
students catch a little rest 
and relaxation before 


Campus Life 


fust sitting on the grass and listening to 
J the bands groves seemed to be one of the 
favorite activities at Mall Ball. 

Faculty members mingled with students 
for Mall Ball-96. Mall Ball is one of the 
few times during the year when students can 
leisurely lounge with their professors. 


Midnight Breakfast 


There are only a few 
long standing or time honored 
traditions at Southwestern 
which are well known to 
students. Of these, none is 
more revered than the 
Midnight Breakfast at the end 
of each semester. 

Twice a year the 
Commons opens its doors after 
dark so Southwestern 
professors and staff may come 
in to cook and serve pancakes, 
sausage, eggs, and gravy to 
weary students. Never mind 
that it isn't really midnight, but 
only 10pm, -that is part of what 
makes it tradition. 

The tradition is even 
one which students have 
heard about outside of 
Southwestern. "I had actually 
heard about the Midnight 
Breakfast before I even came 
to SU, " remembers senior 
Anna Lisa English. " 

As well as being 
tradition and a chance to eat, 
Midnight Breakfast also is 
seen as a lot of fun by many 
students. " It is one of the 
better student activities here, 
and it is always lots of fun. I 
don't think I have missed it 
once, " said senior Amber 
Hailey. "Where else can you 

see your professors in big, 
funny hats and aprons?" 

Junior Larry Baumley 
agreed. "Midnight Breakfast is 
usually a lot of fun because you 
have professors acting silly as 
well as everyone else. It is also 
a chance to relax for a moment 
before final exams to start and 
see all of your friends." 

Although Midnight 
Breakfast may have changed 
a bit over the years, it seems 
to have remained a favorite 
among students, and even a 
bit of an SU tradition. 

Pondering the 
mysterious taste of 
a Marriot meal, an SU 
student takes a break 
from studying at the 
Midnight Breakfast. 

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of Tri Delta 

ham it up 

during the late 

night breakfast 



Campus Life 

/magine the proteins and 
complex carbohydrates in 
these foods . . . Biology 
Professor Bob Morgan stayed 
up late providing students with 
midnight munchies. 

Singing the Final Exam Blues, 
two sophomores entertain 
the Commons crowd with 
karaoke antics. 

The Commons brought out the 
majority of Southwestern s 
students for the late night fun. 

Off campus student Kris Milken 
joined her friends Lillie Knapp 
and Daphne Davis for pancakes, 
sausage, and cinnamon rolls. 

Midnight Breakfest 




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Helping students in 
San Antonio, First- 
Year Colloquium 
students collected 
supplies for under- 
privliged school 

It's Monday, the Alarm buzzer rings and a sleepy hand 
methodically reaches out of the sheets hitting the sleep button. 
This ritual occurs four more times over the next 30 minutes. It 
is now 9:05 am, and you are late for World Civilizations. Wearily 
you roll out of bed, throw on a hat to cover your hair and wipe 
away the sleep marks from your face. 

By the time you stumble across campus and trek up 
three flights of stairs in Cullen, you enter class to realize you 
missed half the lecture and your classmate leans over to whisper, 
"We had another pop quiz this morning." 

And this is just the beginning. With three more classes 
and a Chemistry lab ahead, you exit class and head straight for 
the SUB for caffeine. After a mail check, and a short chat with 
some friends, you wonder if a day spent in bed would have | 
been a better alternative. 

Six hours later you stare at bubbles forming in a beaker 
full of Sulfur. Half-way listening to the lab assistant give 
instructions, you notice the beautiful day outside and how much 
more fun it would be to sit out on the Mall with friends. 

As you begin to leave Fondren Jones Science Building, 
you stop by to ask a professor for an extension on a research 
project. With rejection on the brain, you mosey over to the 
Commons for a nice meal. To your dismay, it is El Salvadoran 
Food Theme Night, and you hate the creators of political 
correctness. With nothing but a roll on your tray, you sit down 
with your friends and share stories about the day's events and 
the milestones of going to class. 


Junior Jenni Franklin sticks 
around after class for an 
in-depth discussion with 
Dr. Jansen. The 12:1 
student to faculty ratio 
makes SU an ideal place 
for individual instruction. 

First-Year students attend 
a study session outside on 
the SUB Veranda. The 
veranda serves as a place 
where many professors 
have class or study 

Religion Professor, Dr. 
Pelphrey holds class on 
religious contemplation. 
Pelphrey s classes were so 
popular students would 
endure hour long waits 
during registration to gain 
a seat in a class! 

Going to Class 


Meeting with Maria... Julie 
Dowling, SU 97, chats 
with Sociology Professor 
Dr. Maria Lowe on the 
SUB Veranda. 


Extending Education 
outside of SU, Senior 
Angie Moore, student 
teaches at Georgetown 
Junior High School. 

The shade of the oak trees 
provide the perfect 
classroom environment for 
students and faculty 

60 -"^Kr- Academics 

Dr. Kenneth Sheppard 
conducts the Chorale for a 
Homecoming reunion of 
singing songbirds. 

Artistic Aldo Bohm, SU Sophomores Mary 

'97, carefully puts finishing Catherine Ayers and 

touches on his ceramic Carrie Ponder reinact a 

masterpiece. Ceramics play for their Theatre 

classes are very popular History II class, 
at Southwestern. 

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Yeah right.. .studying in the 
library! The library 
sometimes is better used 
for visits with friends than 
more scholarly pursuits. 

Everything is in place. Your text is open to the 
beginning of the chapter and your notebook page is 
clear ready for any brilliant deductions. With a Coke 
in one hand a pen in the other you begin reading, 
"In 1843, France was under..." Then instant 
distraction, "Hey I haven' t seen you in weeks. How 
are you? Hey, several of us are going to Pete's on 
Friday- want to come?" 

It always happens in the library. Just when 
you feel you are safely hidden in the corner, sealed 
off by a study carol, someone finds you. Studying 
is one of the keys to survival at Southwestern- any 
student will tell you so. But how and why every 
time you begin to study, distraction arises. 

That question may never be answered, but 
achieving a 4.0 GPA at Southwestern is no easy feat. 
I once overheard a Biology major making this point, 
" Dr. Villa says you should study three hours for 
every hour in class," with a nervous laugh she 
continued, " It is more like in order to make the 
grade you must study five hours for each class hour. 
When will I ever sleep?" 

If only the walls of the library and study 
lounge could talk, the rest of the world would 
discover a record number of hours dedicated to 
excelling in the Southwestern curriculum is due to 

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Looking up reference 
materials on the first floor 
of the A. Frank Smith, Jr. 
Library is the cornerstone 
of doing research for class 
projects and papers. 

First-year students 
compare notes as students 
come together in study 
groups to study for the 
Colloquium mid-term 

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Whether you travel to a different country or stay right here in 
Georgetown, gaining insight into other cultures is always something 
that is within reach. Academic majors, like International Studies, 
give students a chance to broaden their horizons by studying Latin 
America, Europe or Asia in depth, as well as another academic 

For those students who long to pack their bags, board a 
plane and travel away from Georgetown to experience another 
culture, there are many opportunities to do so. Southwestern has 
established annual programs in which students journey to England, 
Germany or Mexico. Every year, several Southwestern students 
and professors take advantage of this leaving with books in hand to 
experience a new country and way of life. 

For the even more adventurous, there are a multitude of 
programs and possibilities for a foreign experience. Just a few of 
these include the ISEP exchange program, programs offered by other 
American schools, and direct enrollment in a foreign institutions. 

According to Rebecca Skinner, a senior and International 
Studies major who studied in France, direct enrollment can be one 
of the most trying and yet rewarding options. "I had to get all of the 
information on my own, translate it and get it approved by the 
Southwestern. And then there was the added bonus of having to get 
there all alone with all of my bags! However, it is one of the best 
learning experiences I have ever had. I had the freedom to choose 
what I would study and where while being completely immersed in 
the French culture." 

So whether you decide lo immerse yourself in another 
culture by jumping on a plane or picking up a book, your options are 
open at Southwestern University. 

Amy Smith, SU 97, (far 
right) poses with a group 
of Spanish friends at the 
Plaza Mayor in La 
Alberca, Spain as she 
travels the countryside. 

Climb every mountain... 
was Junior Emily Hardt's 
motto (or in this case 
every volcano) during her 
visit to Guatamala, El 
Salvador and Nicaragua 
during the Fall semseter. 

Amidst the wonders of the 
world, Junior Jenni 
Franklin and a friend ride 
a camel for their tour of 
the anchient pyramids. 
Jenni studied abroad in 
Isreal during the Fall 

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computer labs on 
campus during 



Three exams, two papers, and one presentation all due in a 
period of four days can only mean one thing: Lots of 

With their bottles of NoDoz, packages of munchies, 
and backpacks full of notepads and books, students flocked 
to the library, HB study lounge, and even the chapel to seek 
the perfect study environment. Some decided to catch up on 
a semester's worth of reading while others joined together 
for group study. 

Various students found that not only cramming is 
difficult, but finding a place for study. First-year student 
Joseph Cordova stated, "During exams I had to get up extra 
early to find a place to study in the Herman Brown study 
lounge. After getting there I would just leave my books, 
because when you leave your chair, you will lose your seat. 
It probably is one of the best places to study on campus due 
to its quiet atmosphere." 

On the downside to cramming there are always those 
vicious distractions. From Kerby Lane and Whataburger to 
anything that has nothing to do with studying, students found 
temptation hard to resist. 

The Seniors are the ruling class when it comes to 
avoiding exam cram. With graduation around the corner, 
many seniors took there exams early and provided the rest 
of the campus with distraction. "Watch out for seniors during 
exam time," remarked Justin Hartshorn, "they are like these 
persuasive beings that pull you from your studies and 
convince you that Sixth street is more conducive for 

Because of its quiet and 
seclusion, the second floor 
of the library is a favorite 
study place for many 
Southwestern students, 
including Senior Jonathan 

System error! What? 
Looking up a book for 
research is a daily task for 
many SU students. 
Students can access 
holdings on campus as 
well as those at UT- 

Junior Bruce Kanagaki 
races to put the final 
touches on a lab report, 
which is due in class in 
only 1 5 minutes. Print 

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The more hands the 
better. Moving in is 
a family affair for 
most students 
coming to college. 

Piled high, Herman 
Brown resident Mark 
Davis, moves all the 
necessities from 
home with help from 
his father. 


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Though not a new topic for 
Southwestern, temporary 
housing and the eternal 
question of "Where am I 
going to live?" once again 
forced students to stop and 
ponder university housing, 
or the seeming lack of it. 

The fall semester 
began with students residing 
in Laura Kuykendall Hall, 
even though the hall was 
destined for demolition at 
the end of the fall semester. 
As a nice perk for living i n 
the oldest residence hall on 
campus, however, residents 
received single rooms at the 
price of a double. "I really 
liked the idea of having my 
own room," said sophomore 
Emily Davis. "I think that 
the hassle of moving at the 
end of the semester was 
worth at least one semester 
of privacy in L.K." 

Unique to the L.K. 
experience this year was the 
presence of men legally 
living in the hall for the first 
time since soldiers back in 
the days when Laura was 
not yet a ghost. "I felt that 
living in historic L.K. was a 
very interesting experience 
and one that I was glad to 

have," said sophomore 
Diego Taylor. "I didn't like 
having to move at the 
semester, though, because it 
broke the continuity of the 
school year." 

Other housing 
problems led to another year 
of trailer living on the west 
side of campus. "I like living 
in the trailers because it's 
like living in an apartment at 
the price of Moody-Shearn — 
we have a kitchen and a 
common area. The only 
problem is that with six 
people in a trailer it's really 
noisy most of the time, " said 
sophomore Jeff Adam. 

With the beginning of 
the spring semester and the 
destruction of L.K., former 
L.K. residents and students 
returning from study abroad 
experiences frantically 
scrambled to locate rooms on 
campus. However, as in 
years past, no student 
seeking housing on campus 
was denied, and housing 
tensions eased. As 
sophomore Brett Taylor said 
after returning from London 
to find he would be moving 
into Herman Brown Hall, 
"All housing is temporary." 


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housing arrived to 
campus in the fall with 
the Lord Center 
apartments. Although 
there were several initial 
delays with students 
moving in, many found 
after getting settled in 
the apartments that they 
were in the best place to 
live on campus. 

Senior Robert 
Temple related, It's great 
to be in the apartments. 
I have a full kitchen, it's 
quiet and you have just 
about everything that 
you don't have in a 
dorm room." 

Complete with 
balconies and porches, 
students took the liberty 
of decorating in their 
own individual style. 
From white plastic 
chairs to plants and 
uniquely a life-size 

Residence Life 

Superman, residents 
creatively found their 

Through the year 
the apartments became 
increasingly popular 
with students. By the 
end of the year at 
housing sign-ups, there 
was an overflow on the 
waiting list. Thirty-five 
students were placed on 
hold in hopes of seeking 
their own apartment. 

Junior Lisa Phipps 
summarized, "The best 
thing about living on 
campus is the proximity 
to campus and the quiet 
environment. Except for 
every once in a while 
someone upstairs will 
get a little too noisy." 
Students will be 
students, and only a 
proud few were lucky 
enough to live in the 
Lord Center 

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The Lord Residential 
Center, dedicated in 
November 1 995, is 
the most recent 
addition to campus 

The Lord Center 
apartments come 
complete with all the 
amenities including 
balconies and 

Senior Jennifer 
Martin takes 
advantage of the 
good weather while 
sitting on her 
apartment porch. 

Living in Heaven 





Pictured here is a East Side residents 

view of the old Laura endured a few noisy 

Kuykendall Hall in weeks as demolition 

the days of dear old crews tore down LK 

Southwestern. Hall brick-by-brick. 

Residence Life 

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The porch fell and the 
antique windows shattered to 
the ground as Laura 
Kuykendall Hall, which had 
stood for almost 70 years, was 
destroyed in only two days. 
This past spring the hall, named 
after Southwestern's Dean of 
Women from 1918 to 1935, was 
torn down due to structural and 
practical drawbacks. 

The three story 
building with its traditional 
lobby, community baths, and 
sometimes small rooms had 
served as "home" for 
generations of SU women. Its 
antiquity, beautiful to many, led 
to a marker declaring the 
building a historical landmark 
in 1968. 

Many alums, several 
who were once residents of LK, 
were sad to see it destroyed. "I 
understand that LK does not 
compare to other first-year 
halls, but it is very upsetting to 
come back and see such a 
historical building on this 
campus in nothing but piles of 

brick and rubble," related 1969 
graduate Doty Warms. 

Before LK was 
destroyed, though, the building 
made history once again. Due 
to housing shortages on 
campus, it became necessary to 
turn the first floor into an all 
men's hall. This had never 
happened before and was quite 
controversial as Laura 
Kuykendall had wished LK 
would always remain a 
residence for women only. 

Despite the somewhat 
strange circumstances, many of 
the men liked LK. Cory Anglin, 
Resident Assistant for the men's 
hall stated, "living in LK has 
been great. I have always heard 
many girls complain about it, 
but I have enjoyed my room." 

Whether or not it was 
right to have men living in LK 
in its final days, one fact 
remains: Laura Kuykendall 
Hall, in its grandeur, was one of 
the few places at Southwestern 
that was truly a community. 


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Since the 1960's 
when Herman Brown was 
introduced as a first-year 
men's residence hall there 
has been a long time 
rivalry between the men 
of Ruter and HB. For 30 
years the men have 
secretly run behind the 
backs of Residence Life 
staff members and the 
police department in order 
to prove which hall stands 
supreme. The pranks 
pulled were endless. One 
third HB resident 
commented, "The first 
week of school, there was 
this adversity between the 
Ruter and HB men. So 
several of us got together 
about three in the morning 
and took all the toilet 
paper out of Ruter." 

Although there was 
competition among the 
various men's and 
women's halls on campus, 
Residence Life Staff 
members created various 
Hall Programs throughout 
the year to improve hall 
communities. On 

Residence Life 

Halloween there was a hall 
decorating contest all over 
campus. The hall that won 
received a pizza party. 
George Rocha, a third HB 
resident and member of the 
winning hall, remarked, 
"We worked all day long to 
provide the entire campus 
with a fun party. It was 
like a fraternity party, but 
in the dorms. Everyone 
came and it was truly a 

Hall Programs 
ranged from just gathering 
at the Commons to going 
down to Austin. Senior 
RA of First Kurth 
commented, "One night 
we all went to Austin to 
see a movie and go to 
Kerby Lane. It was fun. 
Some guys wanted to 
come, but it was solely 
girl's night out." From 
shaving cream fights to 
video nights, or Easter Egg 
nuts for area children , 
Hall Programs helped 
create a community 
among Southwestern 

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First Kurth residents 
participate in a 
march to the Capital 
as a part of an AIDS 
Awareness program. 

Moody-Shearn RA 
Liz Guillory roasts 
marshmellows during 
an upperclass 
S'mores Night spon- 
sored by Res. Life. 

First-year mixers 
help to introduce 
students to one 
another through 
various games and 

Living in Heaven 



Second Ruter 
hallmates Brett 
Myers, Chad Mont- 
gomery and Caj 
Boatright discuss the 
night's activities 


With their room set 
up, first-year 
roommates in Kurth 
check their orien- 
tation manual of the 
day's events. 

No longer under the 
supervision of par- 
ents, many students 
seek refuge in their 
messes. This is often 
an issue with room- 


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Anyone living on campus knows 
the politically correct way to refer 
to the buildings we all sleep in at 
night and sometimes in the day. 
And despite the groans we make 
when corrected for using the word 
"dormitory,' 'using the term 
"residence hall" instead is much 
more than just an attempt at 
political correctness. After all, 
contrary to popular belief, we all 
do much more on our halls than 
sleep. Residence halls are places 
where we can expand our 
knowledge about all things 
academic, procrastinate just a little 
longer, and spend hours debating 
highly crucial topics like who's the 
better crime-fighting hero, Batman 
or Superman? 

"It's fun," says Michelle 
Sutton of residence hall life, 
"because you have a lot of 
freedom. If you want to buy 35- 
gallon bins from Wal-Mart and 
take baths in them outside, then 
you can do that. It's Moody 
Shearn!" Michelle's roommate, 
Teena McClelland came up with 
the idea to bathe alfresco, and 
Michelle says that she feels "really 
lucky to be on a campus where it's 
okay to be creative." 

For many people, the 
freedom to be creative makes 
residence hall living an adventure. 
Never knowing exactly what 
people living around you are likely 
to do can be invigorating, funny, or 

even frustrating. Alison 
McCormack who lives in the 
Mabee International House says 
residence hall living is like "living 
with suitemates you never see or 
talk to, but you think may have a 
karaoke machine." 

Yet, overall, most students 
agree that the residence halls offer 
an environment conducive to 
academic and personal growth. 
Even better than that, they make 
for comfortable living! Heather 
Goetz, a resident of the Lord 
Residential Center, says, "We may 
not have power toilets, but 
otherwise apartment life feels 
pretty posh." 

Living in the residence 
halls is more than just having a 
well-decorated room, or being able 
to get crazy every now and then; 
it's also getting to know other 
people and establishing strong 
relationships that last longer than 
your college career. Fudail Ballard 
who lives in Ruter says residence 
hall life "is very special in that 
there is an intimacy created on the 
hall that brings together people of 
very different backgrounds and 
provides an atmosphere that 
promotes friendship." 

And through smiles, tears, 
anxiety attacks, and dreams, 
students work and play (and play 
some more) in the comfort of their 
residence halls which are more 
than just places to sleep. 


Helping new 
students find their 
rooms, Head RA 
Denise Flinn and RA 
Derek Christian work 
the check-in desk 
during fall move-in 

Moody-Sheran RA 
Kevin Patrick, SU 
'96, participates in 
Haunted Halls, a 
staff training activity 
during Fall Training. 

Gathering for an 
end-of-the-year Res. 
Life Lunch, members 
of the 1 995- / 996 RA/ 
SA staff pose here 
for the camera. 

Residence Life 

RA and King of the 
Trailers Ben Hogan, 
SU '97, poses with 
Sophomore Advisor 
Gordon Roberson 
during Fall move-in 

The staff that eats 
together, works 
together?!? It's a 
typical Thursday 
afternoon as staff 
gather for a Res. Life 
lunch meeting. 

The women of Third 
Kurth put a great 
deal of creativity and 
light into their 
holiday hall deco- 
rations as residents 
gather during the 
hall judging. 



Assistant Director 
Harry Knabe takes 
charge of the grill as 
RAs Jason Schayot 
and Liz Guillory 
await their burgers 
during a staff picnic. 

Residents of First 
Kurth gather for a 
picture with their RA 
Julianne Pierce and 
SA Ciara Little. 

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men. ..First Ruter 
residents check the 
hall bulletin board 
for upcoming 
campus events and 


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It is 11 PM on a 
Tuesday night, you and your 
friends have just decided 
studying is for the birds and 
that a short study break is in 
order. You step out to go 
down the hall for some ice 
and return for food and fun. 
Everything is great and just 
as your friends begin to turn 
up the Smashing Pumpkins 
CD, there is a knock on the 

Thinking it is Chris 
from across the hall you run 
to the door to greet him. Just 
as you open the door, you 
realize you should have 
asked who it was. Next thing 
you know you are staring 
eye to eye with the head 
Resident Advisor for the 
West side of campus. He 
asks, " Are you aware that it 
is quiet hours?" The notion 
suddenly strikes you... quiet 
hours... the hours of peace at 
night for studying. 

"Oh., yeah, you reply. 
I am sorry if we are being too 
loud." But that is not 
enough. Two minutes later, 
the music is gone and so are 
your friends and you are 

staring at a messy room a 
and a slip of paper. You've 
been written up for the third 
time and one more on the 
record means a trip to Dr. 

Every year there is a 
new team of residence life 
members consisting of 
sophomore, juniors and 
seniors. Keeping order in 
residence halls is just one of 
their many duties. From 
organizing hall programs to 
creating a sense of 
community among 
Southwestern residents, the 
reidence life staff work 
around the clock to make SU 
a wonderful place to live. 
Julieanne Pierce, head RA for 
Kurth stated, "Being a 
member of residence life has 
its privileges, but other times 
it is no fun to have to watch 
over and take responsibility 
for your peers. Night duty is 
no fun, but very rarely are 
there any problems." 

Campus members 
should realize that the 
Residence Life staff goes the 
extra mile to trun drab dorm 
living into exciting halls full 
of friends and fun. 

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Pirate Soccer Improves 

The men's soccer team finished the fall season with a 3- 
1 3 overall record and placed fifth in the Southern Collegiate 
Athletic Conference, with a 2-4-1 record. The youthful 
Bucs, with only two seniors on the squad, played five games 
against NAIA scholarship schools and more than held their 
own with the tough competition. 

During the season, Coach Eric Wagner's third 
season at SU, two players were named to the All-SCAC 
team. Sophomore midfielder Chris Brown was named to 
the First Team, and first-year student Allen Fincher was 
selected for the Second-Team as a forward. Fincher also 
tied for eighth place among the conference's leading 
scorers with 10 goals and 20 points. 

The Pirates' three victories came against the 
University of Dallas (2-0) and SCAC opponents Oglethorpe 
(1-0) and Hendrix (4-0). SU also played well in 1-0 overtime 
losses to perennial top-20 team Gustavus Adolphus College 
and Texas Lutheran College. 

Despite the losing record, putting the season in 
perspective with the Bucs' previous season, the team's 
overall performance was an improvement. This year the 
Pirates finished fifth in the conference tied with Millsaps 
compared to a last place finish the previous season. 
Offensively, the team maintained possession of the ball 
for longer durations of time than they had in the past. 

"We were able to keep possession of the ball a lot 
better," Wagner said. "There were times when we 
controlled the game. But the difficulty we had was 
getting the ball into dangerous spaces to score." 

On the defensive side, a youthful goalkeeper 
attained a great deal of experience. "With three new 
goalkeepers we expected mistakes. Over the course 
of the season, all three improved dramatically," 
Wagner said. 

There were high points for the Bucs this season. 

"The tie with Trinity was definitely a highlight," stated 

Wagner. "Another highlight was that we were 

undefeated for an entire week. In the conference, we 

were undefeated for two weeks. It was a lot of fun to be 

at the top." 



Kick it! South- 
western Junior, 
Ben Hogan, 
prepares to 
center the ball 
for a goal. 

Surounded, an 
SU mens 
Soccer player 
saves the ball 
from the 
defense. Go 
Bucs Go ! 





Claremont-McKenna (Neutral) 


Pomona-Pitzer (Neutral) 


Texas Lutheran College 


At University of Dallas 


At Schreiner College 


Trinity University 


Millsaps College 


Oglethorpe University 


At University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 


At University of the South 


At Centre College 


St. Mary's University 


At Texas Lutheran College 


Hendrix College 


Rhodes College 


Haverford College 


Gustavus Adolphus College 


Emory University (Neutral) 


At Trinity University 



SU midfielder settles the ball as the 
opposition approaches. 



In only its third season of play, Coach Gail Murphy's team 
may finally have turned the corner in NCAA Division III 
competition. After being ranked for the first time in history 
in the South Region, the Bucs managed to compile a 9-9 
record overall, 4-3 in the SCAC, to finish fourth in the 
conference. The South Region ranking moved SU into an 
elite group at the Division III level as its performances 
against one of the region's most difficult schedules 
garnered national attention. 

After a rough 0-3 start against stiff out-of-region 
competition, the Pirates reeled off five consecutive wins. 
Included in this streak were victories over NAIA opponent 
Midwestern State University, Millsaps, Oglethorpe, and the 
University of the South. 

The Bucs ended the season 9-9, with a much 
stronger schedule than last year's. Seven of the team's 
opponents were regionally ranked sixth or better. In 
addition, half of those were also ranked in the nation, and 
two of them were able to qualify for the NCAA national 
women's soccer tournament. 

"We were ranked in the top ten in our region and 
had the fifth-strongest schedule," said Murphy. "Making 
a stronger schedule for next year is the next building block 
in our program." 

SU placed seven players on the All-SCAC team. 
Sophomore Eve Anderson was Southwestern' s lone First 
Team selection. On the Second Team were first-year 
students Christina Alonzo and Lisa Braithwaite, sophomore 
Crystal Heule, and juniors Diana Crowley and Kim Judson. 
Sophomore goalkeeper Ricki Welton was named 
Honorable Mention. 

Southwestern loses no players to graduation this 
season. With such a strong, improving nucleus 
returning, one more recruiting class should help push 
the Bucs closer to their first-ever post-season 


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Avoiding a 
Millsaps player 
from retreiving 
the ball, 
Allison Watts 
'98, positions 
the ball. 

SU junior Annie 
anchors her 
legs for a 





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In only its second year of Southern Collegiate Athletic 
Conference (SCAC) competition, Southwestern captured 
its first league championship. The volleyball team made 
Coach Scott Mayhew's first season at SU memorable by 
finishing with a 29-8 record to claim both the school's 
first SCAC title and the program's first NCAA Division III 
post-season appearance. 

Season highlights for the Bucs included a five-game 
victory over defending conference champion Trinity in the 
finals of the SCAC Championship. First-year student Kelly 
Word and senior Kim Jones were named to the All-SCAC 
First Team, and junior Valencia Compton was named to 
the Second Team. Sophomore Lara Gandre, a pre-season 
All-SCAC First Team selection, was named Honorable 
Mention and also received a Player of the Year vote. Word, 
who led SU in hitting percentage (.366) and kill average 
(3.22 per game), was named one of the 12 student-athletes 
on the American Volleyball Coaches Associations' s NCAA 
Division III All-South Region team. 

The team put together an impressive 29-8 record 
despite such obstacles as four straight weeks of road 
games. There were benefits from the long road streak, 
however. Upon competing in the Powerbar National Classic 
in San Antonio, SU got a taste of the type of competition 
that they would face as the season progressed. 

"The Powerbar Tournament in San Antonio was 
very important for us - we found out we could play with 
the best teams in the country," Coach Scott Mayhew said. 

"The wins over Wheaton and Eastern Connectucut 

State will help re-establish a national reputation for 

Southwestern volleyball." 
After winning the SCAC crown, the Pirates moved 

on to the NCAA South Region Championships in St. 

Louis. SU fell to eventual and four-time defending 

national champion Washington University in the first 




The Lady Bucs 
celebrated as 
they won the 
first SCAC 
for SU. 

Spike it! South- 
western Junior 
Adrienne Vlasin, 
flies a ball over 
the net for the 




Match Score 

Austin College 


At Rhodes College 


At Emory University 


At King College 


At Stillman College 


At Hardin-Simmons 


At Wheaton 


At Chapman 


At Eastern Connecticut St. 


At Juniata 


At McMurry 


At Rhodes College 


At Trinity University 


At Hendrix College 


At Thomas More 


At Rhodes College 


At Savannah College 


At Greensboro 


At Mayville 


At Trinity University 


Howard Payne 


At Centre College 


At Millsaps 


At University of the South 


At Oglethorpe 




University of Dallas 




At Austin College 




At Howard Payne 


SCAC Conference Championships 











Our outside hitter crushes a shot past the 
double block. 





The 1995 cross country season was plagued by injuries. Both the men 
and women's teams lost 1994's best male and female runners :Tommy 
Manning for the entire year and Carrie Stewart for half of the season. 
Despite the injuries to teammates, Ryan Sanderson, first-year, and Cory 
Anglin, junior, of the men's team and Lisa Milkavich, senior, and Emily 
Eaves, junior, of the women's team kept the season full of surprises for 
Coach Stephen Kenney. 

Sanderson was named All-SCAC for his eighth-place finish at the 
SCAC Championship, and Anglin had SU's best time at 8000 meters (27.18). 
Milkavich, Eaves and recovering Stewart consistently finished among the 
top 25 women in the 5000 meters. 

The SU track program was once an inactive sport, but it quickly 
rebuilding to a competitive stage. At the conference meet, first-year 
Heather Lemmons scored all of the points for the women, and placed SU 
fifth in overall competition. Lemmons finished second in the long jump 
(15' 8.5"), fourth in the triple jump (33' 4"), and won the 100 m hurdles 
(16.19 s). 

As for the men, first-year B.J. Durham finished third in the triple 
jump (41' 6.25"), second in the long jump (21' 2.25"), and first in the high 
jump (6' 6"). First-year Matt Guinan also finished well in both the 400 
hurdles and the 110 high hurdles with times of 58:59 and 16:00, 

"Our performance at the SCAC is a clear indication of the hidden 
track talent we have at SU. B.J. Durham's high jump of 6'6" was one of 
the highest in years, and Matt Guinan was able to place in two very difficult 
events," stated Kenney. "It will be very interesting to see if we can make 
the same kind of improvement next year that we made this year." 

The Southwestern Golf Team had an impressive showing at the 

conference tournament this year. Junior Bridget Martinez placed fourth 

in the competition earning .herself all-conference honors. The women's 

team did not have enough people to field a team, but all shot respectable 

individual scores. "We did not have enough people to place as a team, but 

we had a lot of fun and improved throughout the tournament," 

said sophomore Jaime Raynor. 

% The men finished seventh in the SCAC this year, an 

^pj improvement from an eighth place finish last year. "All of the 

^ bottom five teams were crowded pretty closely, and we had a 

good chance at finishing fifth," stated sophomore Steve Farmer. 

Overall, the team contributed a solid performance on three days 

of golf. 

According to the players, the team has even more to look 
forward to when considering prospects for next year. "We have 
two guys coming in that could easily be our top two players. We could be 
a force to reckon with," said Farmer. 

The team has shown that they are competitive this year, playing against 
many Division III opponents and knocking off a few Division II teams. 

Discipline and 
practice are 
key to the 
success of the 
Cross Country 

Fore! First-year 
student Caj 
practices his 
swing at the 
driving range. 


First-year Caj Boatright takes a practice 
swing on the links. 

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The Southwestern Pirates continued to improve on last 
year's performance by finishing the season with an overall 
record of 6-18. The Bucs got out to a strong lead early in 
the season by winning three of their first five games, before 
running into a six game losing streak. The streak was 
broken by an impressive 87-69 victory over Oglethorpe, 
only to lose another six games straight. 

Improvement was definitely noted by all. "Our 
primary goal from the outset was to return to being a 
competitive ball club," Coach Steve Kenney stated. "We 
have reached that goal — and it is now time to take the 
next step. This means better offensive execution." 

Turnovers doomed the Bucs this season. "If we 
could have cut our turnovers in half we would have won 
five of the seven we lost this year," expressed Kenney. 
The Bucs are an extremely young team and should show 
promise in the seasons to come. 

Bright spots this season included the play of first- 
year player Cory Shrader, who was named Honorable 
Mention to the SCAC All-SCAC Team, averaging 14.8 points 
per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. Clint Bradley, a 
junior guard, also made an impact averaging 13.6 points 
per game and shot 81.5 percent from the free throw line. 

With this young team and yet another recruiting 
class, Coach Kenney expects still more improvement. "We 
are getting better each day, and we have definitely made 
it known in the conference that we are not to be taken 

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Sridhar Sista, 
SU 98, looks 
for a teammate 
open on the 
court before 
the shot clock 

the Austin 
College de- 
fense, an SU 
player jumps 
for two! 



SW Adventist 

Mary Hardin-Baylor 

Rose Hutman 

At University of Dallas 


At Houston Baptist 

At Austin 


University of Dallas 

At Sewanee 

At Centre 

At Rhodes 

At Hendrix 





At Millsaps 

At Oglethorpe 




Howard Payne 

At Trinity 


























First-year Matt Guinan goes up for the 
easy two. 



The Lady Bucs finished the season with an impressive 
conference record of 10-4 and an overall record of 14-1 1 . 
The women started strong by winning three of their first 
four, but later dropped four in a row. Important conference 
wins included victories over Milsaps and Trinity. 

Despite the early losing streak, there was still much 
optimism among the ladies. "Defensive intensity, which 
will spur our offense along, will get us back on the right 
track," stated first-year guard Kerry O'Neal. 

Inspired performances from junior Valencia 
Compton and first-year student Kerry O'Neal helped lead 
the Lady Bucs to victory. Compton, named to the All- 
SCAC Second Team, averaged 13.4 points per game and 
led the conference in rebounding (10.0 rpg) and field goal 
percentage (56.9%). O'Neal added 13.7 points a contest 
along with 2.5 steals per game and was named Honorable 
Mention to the All-SCAC Team. "It was a great honor to 
be named Honorable Mention All-SCAC as a freshman. 
Being the only freshman honored, I am extremely grateful 
to be placed with other great players in our conference." 
said O'Neal. 

Overall, Coach Ronda Seagraves felt that this 

year's club can compete with anyone. "We've just played 

really well, maintained our composure, and executed when 

we needed to. We've been in the game with everybody, 

but we got to get to the point where we can beat 

everybody." The Lady Bucs are also a young team 

with much promise to look forward to. On 

expectations for next year, O'Neal stated "I thought 

we had a great season overall. We surprised a lot of 

top-ranked teams this year and we forced them to 

give us the respect we deserved. SU can look forward 

to the women's basketball team bringing home the 

SCAC championship next year." 


Reaching for it, 
Junior Carrie 
Stewart jumps 
over the 
Washington U. 
guard to get 
the rebound. 

Compton, SU 
'97, puts 
another ball 
away during a 
home game. 






Ohio Wesleyan 

At University of Dallas 


At Howard Payne 


Washington (Mo.) 

At Austin 

At McMurry 


University of Dallas 

At Sewanee 

At Centre 

At Rhodes 

At Hendrix 





At Millsaps 

At Oglethorpe 




At Trinity 



























Junior Valencia Compton goes up strong. 


1995 was an up and down year for the SU tennis teams. 
The men finished at 7-12, while on the other side, the 
women finished at 14-5. A highlight for the men was the 
play of Jeremy Wiseman who finished with a personal record 
of 11-2. On the ladies' side of the ball, sophomore Lynn 
MacGowan finished at 12-2. 

Notable performances this season included both 
teams playing in the Millsaps Tournament. The women 
breezed through the competition losing only two of their 
twenty-five matches, bringing home first place. "It wasn't 
a lot of fun, but it was necessary," commented sophomore 
Anna Barlow on the routing of the competition. "We worked 
really hard in practice in preparation for this tournament, 
and it paid off." First-year Sara Chaffin went on to add, "I 
am very impressed with the team. The freshmen girls 
really pulled it out for us. We are an enthusiastic group 
and we work really hard. This was a great win for us." 

The men also had a successful tournament finishing 
second overall. The men were able to defeat Oglethorpe, 
Hendrix, Centre, and Millsaps before falling to Rhodes in 
the final match. 



During practire, 
SU Tennis 
teammates pair 
up and polish 
their technique. 

Waiting for the 
serve, Alissa 
Hadley, SU 98, 
prepares for 
the return on 
Southwestern $ 
new courts. 




The Bucs blasted through the SCAC Tournament without 
losing a game and earned the rights to the championship 
trophy, their first since joining the conference in 1993. SU 
defeated Centre College 9-8 to move into the second round, 
and then defeated Millsaps, the #24 team in the nation. 
"It's satisfying. I'm very proud of the kids," said Mallon. 
"These seniors have overcome so much since they have 
been at Southwestern, and they could've made losing a 
habit just as much as winning." 

Defense played a major role in the team's success. 
Sophomore shortstop Charlie Ferraro's 20 assists led the 
defense to an errorless tournament, while the pitching 
was virtually unhittable in the two games against Millsaps. 
Sophomore Irv Nettles (8-0) and first-year pitchers Brandon 
Hedblom (5-0) and Will Steinmann (7-3) all picked up wins, 
while junior closer Brendan Wood got his conference-best 
seventh save. 

Tournament play opened against Centre, who came 
out strong , scoring two in the first inning. However, seniors 
Amiel Gross and Jimmy Stanton each smashed two-run 
homers to dim Centre's chances. Jeff Dyer's two-RBI 
double provided enough offense to hold off a late charge 
from Centre in the ninth to win 9-8. "Amiel's been 
outstanding for four years," said Mallon. "When we needed 
a hit, he got it; when we needed a catch, he made it. He 
has been a clutch player." 

The Bucs went on to hand SCAC powerhouse 
Millsaps their first shut-out of the season. Along with 17 
hits from the Bucs, Dyer's three-run blast and Gross's 
two singles and two doubles led the offense. 

Millsaps went on the defeat Centre in the loser's 
bracket and returned to face SU for the SCAC title. 
The Bucs again dominated with pitching, with 
Steinmann shutting out Millsaps on only three hits. 
SU went on to defeat Millsaps 3-0 behind a two-run 
shot from junior catcher Brian Lopez. Upon winning 
the SCAC championship, senior Jimmy Stanton stated, 
"It's pretty much a dream come true. You can ask 
any one of the seniors: it couldn't have gone any 
better than this." 

Hitting the ball 
requires great 
a skill that the 
Baseball team 
has mastered! 

Sliding back to 
first, this South- 
western Base- 
ball player is 
called safe at 
the plate. 


A fast ball is 
pitched in the 
second inning 
with a 4-0 lead. 



Concluding a successful season that saw victories over 
some major opponents from larger schools, the lacrosse 
team fell to the University of Texas by a 1 5-6 margin in 
the state tournament. "It wasn't as bad as the regular 
season" Senior Mark Mclnroy said on SU and UT's previous 
meeting. "We were able to hang with them for a little 
while when we were fresh. They have a lot of talent, and 
it was just a matter of being outnumbered." 

The Bucs finished the season with a 5-3 record, 
including playoff action. In addition, the team finished 4- 
1 in the division, a second place mark behind division 
champion SMU. "We definitely came together over the 
course of the year, and became a lot tighter," Mclnroy 
said. "We have a remarkable amount of talent considering 
the size of our school." 

As for the future of the club sport on this campus, 
Mclnroy feels that the team must actively recruit first- 
year students that show an interest in lacrosse. One thing 
to look forward to next year is that Texas coach Bob Korba 
will work with the Bucs when SU scrimmages the 
Longhorns. "Some people are pessimistic about the future 
of Southwestern lacrosse," Mclnroy said. "It is a great 
sport and here we are able to guarantee playing time. 
The incoming class is going to be key." 

SU Lacrosse 
players walk 
away from a 
successful goal 
against rival 

Teasing Tech, 
an SU Lax 
player protects 
the ball from 
the Texas Tech 
Red Raiders. 

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ball, SU plays 
tough against 
Trinity Univ. 
during Parents 
Weekend 1 996. 

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Give me a V-I-C-T-O-R-Y, what does it spell...? 
The chants could be head from the Lord Center parking 
lot. The Pirate cheerleaders were once again rallying 
the SU fans at a Buc Basketball game. With constant 
screams and yells the women of the squad made sure 
that there was never a dull moment on the playing 

Full of spirit, the pirate mascot, Alicia Kerr, 
always made sure that students and faculty members 
were entertained. By using various fun props and 
throwing out candy, Kerr added the right ingredients 
to the riotous atmosphere. One of the most 
memorable half-time events sponsored by the 
cheerleaders was the Valentine's Court. David 
Leggett, who was crowned court jester for the second 
year in a row, said, "Coming to the games is fun in its 
self, but the cheerleaders always help give the game 
an enthusiastic atmosphere." 

" Cheering at the games is so much fun. You 
get such a rush, and it is a blast when we win," said 
first-year squad member Crystal Liles. In all, the 
cheerleader squad practiced hard all year to bring 
interesting performances to the games. From 
advanced gymnastics to pyramid stunts, the 
cheerleaders indeed helped SU spell Victory! 


We've got spirit 
how bout you? 
Junior Alicia 
Kerr excites 
the crowd at a 
home Baseball 

The SU Cheer- 
leading Squad 
before the half 
and finalizes 
their routine. 


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Founded: April 17, 1893 
Colors: Double Blue and Gold 

Chapter: Theta Lambda 
Local Founding: February 1991 

108 Greeks 



110 Greeks 


Founded: Thanksgiving Eve, 1888, Boston University 

Colors: Silver, Gold, and Blue 

SU Chapter: Theta Epsilon 

Local Founding: 1911 




Founded: October 15, 1898, Longwood College 

Colors: Steel Gray and Turquoise 

SU Chapter: Lambda 

Local Founding: 1906 

112 Greeks 


114 Greeks 



Founded: May 15, 1851, Wesleyan College 

Colors: White and Blue 

SU Chapter: Zeta 

Local Founding: 1907 




Founded: 1868, University of Virginia 

Colors: Garnet and Gold 

SU Chapter: Alpha Omicron 

Local Founding : 1910 

116 Greeks 


118 Greeks 


Founded: 1869, University of Virginia 
Colors: Green and Red 

SU Chapter: Iota 
Local Founding: 1887 



Founded: 1848, Miami University 

Colors: Blue and White 

SU Chapter: Texas Gamma 

Local Founding: 1886 

120 Greeks 

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122 Greeks 


Founded: December 21, 1865, Washington College 

Colors: Crimson and Old Gold 

SU Chapter: Xi 

Local Founding: 1883 





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People - Class of 1996 



When it's all said and done... 

For the past three years, I have been displeased with the Sou'wester yearbook. As Editor, 
I wanted to produce a quality book for SU students, faculty, and staff. A book in which one could 
reflect on in 20 years and recall the eventful 1995-96 school year. Taking on this project was no 
easy task and a great deal of time, sacrafice, and stress went into it. 

Although it is not perfect, I feel through a great theme, design, and photographs, I 
accomplished my goal with what I was given and the amount of cooperation given to me. I would 
like to thank the following people. 

Thanks to: 

Dan Yoxall and Leslie Barnes for the extra, last minute photos. 

Jennifer Clothier, Heather Reynolds, Heather Reeves, Molly Halley, Jennifer Martin, and Allyson 
DuBose for their creative input. 

Anna Lisa English for her excellent copy editing and creative mind. 

Lisa Phipps, Jeff Cullinane, Jillian Hasty, and my family for allowing me to vent and for keeping me 

Dr. Mike Leese, Matt Moore, Charmane Higgins, and Jaime Woody for their patience, assistance, 
and confidence. 

Jim Anderson, our Taylor Representitive for all of his understanding, time, and dedication. 

Matt Gafford, my co-editor, for all of his work. 

and finally to Ms. Debbie Teagarden, for taking a chance on a curious 7th grader, who was interested 
in photography and yearbook production. 

Thanks to anyone I may have missed. 

Enjoy the book and cherish the memories, because these are the days... 


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Svetlana Pilyugina 

Jonathon Polley 

Ariel Poole 

John Poole 

James Porter 

Robin Posey 

John Post 

Michael Powell 

Kevin Presley 

Courtney Pittman 

Anthony Pruett 

Chloe Puett 

Michael Puryear 

Lauren Quinn 


People - Class of 1999 

Anna Marie Quintanilla 
Erin Radney 
Jed Ragsdale 
Jeff Raimondo 
Kate Rainwater 
Elizabeth Ramirez 

Lauren Rathbun 
Heather Reeves 
Dillon Reid 
Eric Rein 
George Reynolds 
Heather Reynolds 

Stephen Rice 
Analiese Richard 
George Rocha 
Joe Rodriguez 
Rosie Rodriquez 
Amy Root 

Marlene Rosario 
Latisha Rosemond 
Robyn Ross 
Amber Ryan 
Christina Saczek 
Dierdre Saenz 

Dwayne Saldana 
Aaron Sanchez 
Ryan Sanderson 
Allison Schaefer 
Carrie Schueling 
Jason Scott 

Alicia Sehweter 
Jennifer Shanor 
Kimberly Sheets 
Cara Shevlin 
Travis Short 
Sally Sibiski 


Miriam Sirkel 

Christina Smith 

Grady Smith 

Stephanie Smith 

Adam Smithers 

Sara Sniffen 

Jennifer Spillman 

Jody Stark 

Krisitn Starodub 

Victoria Steely 

Will Steinmann 

Tom Stephens 

Jaan Stewart 

Teresa Stewart 

Christine Stoltz 

Greg Stone 

Stephen Suffron 

Tara Swadley 

Deepa Swamy 

Mindy Switzer 

Mark Tarpley 

Katie Thames 

Erica Thiele 

Domman Thomas 

Courtney Toth 

Destiny Traphofner 

Jema Turk 

Jennifer Vanecek 

Jennifer Wallace 

Wayne Weigelt 

Danny Weir 

Carl Wells 

Ardis Wenda 

Austin Werner 

Jeff Wickersham 

Midrual Wiedram 


People - Class of 1999 

Jennifer Wightman 
Christal Williamson 
Rebecca Wilson 
Winfield Wilson 
Katie Winkel 
Lori Wiseman 

Summer Woodman 
Tyler Woods 
Kelly Word 
Kenny Youens 
William Zachary 

Open wide and say 
ahhhh... Melissa 
Morgan, Pam 

Batheja and Angie 
Ferguson goof off at 
a Pi Kappa Alpha 

After a quick stop at 
the post office, Nikki 
Verma and Amanda 
Robinson head to 
Mood for their 
afternoon class. 

House of Style Roomies, 
first-year students Mikey 
Abrams and Jessica Givens 
prove disco balls and 
leopard skins are still hip. 

Apathetic. It is a word too many students use too 
often to describe campus involvement at 
Southwestern. Where does this condition arise? 
I Looking back on the 1995-96 school year, it seems 
ridiculous that such a term could even be tossed around 
so lightly, but for certain, through conversation, the topic 
would arise. 

The truth is there is too much going on everyday 
on campus for students to be bored. Focusing on the major 
debates at town meetings concerning the plus/minus 
system and fraternity housing to speakers like Jonathan 
Kozol and the Brown Symposium lecturers, it is amazinng 
one individual could even utter SU is home for apathy. 
Controversial discussions arose out of Co-Ed occupancy 
meetings, parking problems, and the elimination of First- 
year Colloquium. Keeping with tradition the SU 
administration rose tuition again. And despite all this 
activity, plus the 90 organizations on campus, and going 
to calss, murmurs of, "I'm bored!" still erupted. 

a New Direction 

It appears that these students did more sitting around 
than getting up and taking action. At Southwestern 
opportunity abounds. If you do not like something, you can 
change it. Too much happens within a single year, and 
college flies by, so get involved if you feel the SU community 
is apathetic. In the words of Anton Chekov, "The time's 
come. There's a terrific thundercloud advancing upon us, 
a mighty storm to freshen us up... It's going to blow away 
all of this idleness and indifference, and prejudice against 
work... I'm going to work." 

Bridging the Gap 163 




Cntinually changing, the Southwestern campus 
underwent a metamorphosis this past year. 
Returning to school after a year abroad, many 
students encountered new structures. Moving 
toward Vision 2000, campus buildings were added onto, newly 
constructed, as well as demolished. The new Grogan and 
Betty Lord Apartments made living easier for upperclassmen 
while students, community members, and athletic teams 
reaped the healthy benefits of the gigantic Robertson center. 
In June of 1 996, finishing touched were placed on the towering 
F.W. Olin building allowing faculty to prepare for August 

To say the demography of the campus was changing 
was an understatement. Junior Brandi Shaw commented, "Just 
two years ago the land where the apartments now stand was 
just a pasture. The pace this university is changing is 

Continual Change 

Despite all the opening dedication ceremonies there 
were some downfalls. Fifteen illegal aliens were apprehended 
at the construction sites of the Lord Center and a 60 inch TV 
was stolen from the gym lobby. 

But one of the greatest events on campus was the 
demolition of the historic Laura Kuykendall Hall. Past 
residents wept to see the landmark fall. Virginia Davis, 
SU '61 reacalls, "Four of the happiest years of my life 
were spent living in LK. Those were back in the days when 
you had to sign out and in and could only wear pants or 
shorts if you went out the back door and straight to the 


The campus and the students have changed, but 
the history of Texas' oldest university continues to grow 
whether or not each brick is laid, added on, or destroyed. 
Indeed, Souththwestern University is continually changing. 


Look closely on the map-it's easy to miss. 
Overshadowed by the University of Texas, 
there is a community, Georgetown, nestled 
north of booming Austin. This town of 
14,000 is hidden in the hill country 
and is the world capital of the Red Poppy. But it 
is not the poppy, nor the Square that creates the 
town. It's the students, faculty, and staff of 
Southwestern University that makes the 
community complete. 

Ever since its initial chartering in 1840, 
SU has become one of the leading Liberal-Arts 
Universities in the nation. Through its competitive 
curriculum, intellectual faculty and dedicated 
administration, the campus community provides 
the essential elements to receiving a complete 
education. Multi-colored flags fly in the Commons 
as well in the SUB representing the global community. 
Sophomore Todd Worrich stated, "What makes the 
University is the size and diverse group of individuals. 
You could attend UT or Texas A&M, but never truly 
get to know all the talented people that attend a school 
like SU." 

SU Moving On 

One hundred and fifty-six years later the first 
University of Texas still stands and continues to grow 
in the Texas Hill Country. Aptly stated, Senior Amy 
Hasty commented, "Southwestern is bigger than 
ever. It's a great thingto know you are attending a 
Univesity at the highest point in its existence." 
As the limestone buildings continue to rise and 
the reputation gets more popular just look on the 
map- it's there, and all the talk is coming 
from the Southwestern Direction. 


This Book is Dedicated 
in Loving Memory to: 

David Castle 

Jimmy Thar] 

Andy Walker 
September 10, 1975 - May 25, 1996